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Doctors to get new warning system on complaints

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1148
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The General Medical Council is introducing a new warning system to discipline doctors whose behaviour falls short of what is deemed “good medical practice” but is not severe enough to warrant a hearing before the Professionals Complaints Committee.

    The new level of complaint is designed to quieten critics of the GMC who have accused the council of dealing with only very serious offences by doctors, while allowing more minor misdemeanours to go unchecked—leaving …

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